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Super September – Taking Care of Georgia!

in Family, General

**Winners are:

#56 – Aimee
#13 – Amanda

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Where are the prizes?: I have upload prizes onto flickr (set called: Super September).

One of the questions I am asked a LOT is, “how do you manage your business and a two year old?”

Mmmm … honestly, some days I don’t think that I do manage.

Why my house is a mess!
My house is always a bit messy. I wonder why?

Laundry Problem
My laundry is never quite done. I wonder why?

Psst … the cute boots are from Bical. The clothes are BabyLegs and MishMish ~ all available @

I am ALWAYS behind on site updates. Right now, I have 6 or 7 boxes of new baby clothes that should go up on the site and it hasn’t been done. However, I did get a bunch of new BLU on the site this weekend and a bit more Deux par Deux, so go have a look!

Hands down taking care of Georgia is my biggest concern. For the first 6 months of her life, I looked after her myself. I did all of my business late @ night or while she slept. I then hired a ‘mother’s helper’ to come into the house and give me a hand. This kind of worked until just recently … but as she had a little boy about the same age as Georgia … and I need more kids in my house like I need a hole in the head (I DON’T), I decided to put Georgia in a private pre-school. It is working out well, BUT, the guilt I feel dropping her off is HUGE … HUGE … HUGE! Some days she crys and some days she doesn’t. On the days she crys I feel really awful.

Geogia goes to school. She has her Crocodile Creek Lunch Box with her (usually full of Lego) and she is wearing a Deux par Deux dress from our new fall collection.

I do know that the her ‘teacher’ is wonderful. She loves children and her preschool is her calling. Georgia comes home with crafts, knows most of her colors (pretty good in just a few weeks), has learned a few new songs, paints EVERY day (painting is so much nicer @ someone else’s house).

It’s only a half day program and so I scramble to finish all of my work in the a.m. and then spend my afternoon’s out walking with Georgia.

Still … I started this so I could be a WAHM! Technically, I am a mom who works at home, but I think the kids are supposed to be here, right?

Gotta run, new photography class starts tonight …

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  • glittersmama September 10, 2007, 4:25 pm

    Your baby is beautiful. I can barely manage with ONE child and NO job. You’re doing great.

  • PamW September 10, 2007, 4:32 pm

    I think it still counts as being a WAHM even if you need a little backup for it and have to send one child off with another caregiver!

  • Andrea September 10, 2007, 4:36 pm

    Yeah…it’s hard to get everything done sometimes huh? Even harder with more than one kid…even if most of them are in school I’m sure! :) Keep it up though!

  • Jamie September 10, 2007, 4:44 pm

    Oh man, does the mama guilt EVER stop?? I mean, if she was home and you were working at home, you’d feel guilty cuz you weren’t spending time with her… sigh. There is just no way to win!

  • Naomi September 10, 2007, 4:53 pm

    Georgia is a gorgeous schoolgirl!

  • Beth September 10, 2007, 5:27 pm

    I don’t think anyone is free of mommy guilt. I’m feeling guilty cause my boy is watching Veggie Tales right now-I just need a break every now and then :)

  • jw4mkc September 10, 2007, 5:29 pm

    She looks so adorable!! I have to find my kids and don’t have time to comment too much else.. I may have a sink that looks like yours otherwise! AHHH

  • Safire September 10, 2007, 5:30 pm

    Wow, working, mom, AND a photography class! Impressive. :) Where are you taking your class?

  • Susy-Q September 10, 2007, 5:45 pm

    I am still impressed with how you manage a successful business and manage to take care of your beautiful Georgia, even if she goes to preschool half days. Most Mom’s don’t get half as much done with their children in daycare FULL days. Giant tap on the back!

  • Laura September 10, 2007, 6:00 pm

    Colour me jealous! I had been dropping my 3 kidlets at the babysitter 2 days a week for just the a.m. … ah! freedom! But she just dropped us. :( Where else will I find someone willing to take all my insane children?? Lol. *Just* when they had stopped screaming at drop-off time, too.

    I have managed to tame my own “Mount Washmore” through the help of… now if only I could keep up with the dishes, the mopping and the cooking!! :P

  • Vicki September 10, 2007, 6:35 pm

    I love the name Georgia. She’s so cute.

  • Heather September 10, 2007, 6:46 pm

    That last picture is so adorable!!!

    And I totally feel you on the mommy-guilt. I’m here with my 4 all day and I still feel like I don’t spend enough time with them or get enough done.

  • Amanda September 10, 2007, 6:58 pm

    I hear you on the guilt of daycare – but you are basically giving her the best of both worlds. A social outlet in the morning and mommy time in the afternoon before the other kids come home. What could be better!

  • maddiesmom September 10, 2007, 7:30 pm

    Love the Deux par Deux dress!

  • Heather September 10, 2007, 7:32 pm

    I can’t imagine how difficult being a WAHM is with three kids; I’m a full time mom with one child and I get overwhelmed! I know that you say your house isn’t organized, but at least it seems like your time is (and you strive to put your kids first even working after bedtime if that’s what it means)…I think there’s certainly something to be said for that. :)

  • Cherylyn September 10, 2007, 7:39 pm

    Most SAHM put their kids in preschool, and not all of them are also running a rockin business on the side, so give the guilt a kick in the butt, unless you rally like it, then have it! Can’t wait to see the full fall line!

  • Tasha September 10, 2007, 7:57 pm

    Love that dress, I’m going right now to see if you have a size for my daughter!

  • Deb September 10, 2007, 8:09 pm

    I take my hat off to you! And I wouldn’t sweat the guilt – this way she gets to spend a bit of time playing with other kids…and then she has a happy momma to play with all afternoon!

  • Michelle September 10, 2007, 8:17 pm

    That pic of Georgia is too cute!

  • Lisa September 10, 2007, 8:41 pm

    Your baby is getting to be such a big girl. Wow one off in another country and another starting school. What a different year this will be for you.

  • alison September 10, 2007, 8:54 pm

    I don’t think there is anything inherently wrong with working while you send your child to preschool. Kids need time away from their parents just as much as parents need time away from their kids.

  • Diane September 10, 2007, 8:59 pm

    Working at home sounds wonderful, but if you are not able to get any work done you are much better off taking a few hours during the day to get your work done without children around… you afternoons are probably full of so much more quality time now! Either way you are doing your best… don’t be so hard on yourself!

  • Kathryn September 10, 2007, 8:59 pm

    It’s hard to find that balance between working and mommying isn’t it? Georgia is beautiful as ever!

  • Kilikina September 10, 2007, 9:42 pm

    I don’t know how you do it. I have a 2 year old, an 8 week old and a messy house that looks like I work all day. I am struggling right now to keep house clean.

  • corey September 10, 2007, 10:40 pm

    I am positive that going to preschool is good for her and you. :)
    Great pictures. :)

  • Bree September 10, 2007, 11:19 pm

    she is just stunning! I love her hair and that dress! I dont see anything wrong wiht her going in the mornings it helps you get stuff done, gives her time to play with other kids. Does she go everyday? Maybe you could just do 3 days a week if that would make you feel better. a little compromise on both sides. Other then that hugs for the mommy guilt..being a mommy isnt easy.

  • Alexia September 10, 2007, 11:27 pm

    Ahhh the mommy guilt. Who doesn’t feel it! 1/2 a day in preschool is good for both of you guys’ sanity :D I’m a firm believer in saving the sanity!

  • Yan September 11, 2007, 12:31 am

    Love the going to school picture, she is adorable :)

  • Hannah September 11, 2007, 12:48 am

    I am a WAHM but my kids are not always here. My opinion is that I’m here when they get home, and they don’t have to go to after-school care, or have a babysitter waiting. I’m the one who gets them up, gets them off to school/preschool, tucks them into bed. Those are things I couldn’t always do when I was working outside of the home. I would leave early before they were up, and Daddy did the breakfast/preschool run. Or I’d get home just in time for dinner and only spend an hour with them before bed. Working at home doesn’t mean you have to have your kids there all the time – you have to WORK as well!!

  • Anu September 11, 2007, 1:28 am

    lovely pics!!

  • Kait September 11, 2007, 5:36 am

    I’m trying to be a WAHM with a 3 year old and a 4 week old. It’s tough! I send the 3 yr old to a teaching day care a few times a week.

  • Carey September 11, 2007, 5:37 am

    Great photo. I would love to capture my son messy like that, but he doesnt like to be dirty.

  • serina September 11, 2007, 6:41 am

    I just can’t get over how white-blond her hair is!

  • Marla September 11, 2007, 6:59 am

    I’ll bet Georgia is the best dressed at her preschool ~ that dress is sooooo cute! How’s Hayly doing?

  • mama k September 11, 2007, 7:03 am

    Bittersweet I’m sure, but you are at least home with her more than if you were employed full-time out of the home. We all just do the best we can, right? :)

  • Kelly September 11, 2007, 7:08 am

    I hear you on the laundry! That sand pic really hit a chord with me – last week my 3 yr old decided to go “swimming” in his friend’s sandbox!!! :-)

  • Deb September 11, 2007, 7:13 am

    I love red on Georgia. She reminds me of a porcelain doll.

  • Brooke September 11, 2007, 8:14 am

    What rich colors in your photographs!

  • Jaime Stephens September 11, 2007, 8:44 am

    omg I love that dress that Georgia is wearing. It would look perfect on Tala… I’ll have to peruse your site again later.

    Don’t feel bad about your house never quite being clean, or the laundry never quite being done… its that same way here.

  • Deanne S. September 11, 2007, 8:54 am

    How cute! Just love the dress.

  • Overwhelmed With Joy! September 11, 2007, 9:18 am

    That picture of Georgia is adorable!

    It’s not easy sending your kids to pre-school (or daycare for that matter) and I don’t think the feelings of guilt ever go away, but I think socially it’s not a bad thing for them.

    Oh, and my house is never clean and my laundry is never done. I’m actually considering hiring a cleaning person to come once a week to help! :)

  • Michelle September 11, 2007, 9:58 am

    Man, I think Mommies are just made to feel guilt, whether they ought to or not. You’re doing a fabulous job, you can see it in your kids’ eyes. And think of what they’re learning by watching you manage a successful business and care for them, too.

  • lace September 11, 2007, 10:29 am

    Everyone needs a little time away from each other otherwise everyone will go insane.

    Just tell people your house isn’t messy it is lived in.

  • Kami September 11, 2007, 10:57 am

    It’s a balancing act to be a WAHM… one that is hard I find. The biggest concern I have is “family” time ’cause when my hubby is home, I am often working. I have to really be concious of ensuring there is family time.

    And the house, well, it just keeps getting dirty so why kill myself trying to keep up. Wasted effort I say:-)

  • Teresa September 11, 2007, 11:13 am

    I LOVE her cute little dress. I feel for you, the balance of a WAHM is never easy!!!

  • Tasha September 11, 2007, 12:33 pm

    My house is always messy and I only have 1 child……

  • Jenny M September 11, 2007, 1:06 pm

    Love it! What is it with 2 year olds and dirt=)
    Just put the vacuum by the door and say- come in I was just vacuuming=)

  • Kendra September 11, 2007, 2:29 pm

    I can relate my house being messy! I thought it would be so much easier with 2 in school! Haha!

  • Joa September 11, 2007, 2:45 pm

    Ouan… foutu ménage toujours à refaire! Alors qu’on achève la dernière pièce, la première est à recommencer! Je viens de faire un coin pour mon Fiston au sous-sol… en espérant en avoir un peu moins à ranger au rez-de-chaussée!

  • kelli September 11, 2007, 4:44 pm

    Oh, so cute.

    Aaagh, a friend stopped by with her two kids and I basically had to clear a path to the table so we could give them snacks. Not that it would have been much cleaner if she had called ahead. Maybe a week ahead…

  • Nikki September 11, 2007, 9:06 pm

    cute pic…it’s nice to know you are human like the rest of us…although you are a bit of a supermom :)

  • PamW September 11, 2007, 10:33 pm

    I can barely handle a one year old, let alone be a WAHM (I won’t even attempt that!) and handle a one year old. I actually find working part time outside the home to be a bit of a break at times….

  • Suzanne September 11, 2007, 11:30 pm

    So much dirt… so little time.

  • Jamie September 12, 2007, 10:52 am

    I’m glad that your house is messy. Makes me not feel so bad that mine is a write off.

  • Diane September 12, 2007, 11:05 am

    My house is only 900 square feet and I can’t even keep the thing clean!

  • Aimee September 12, 2007, 11:16 am

    Love, Love, Love Georgia’s dress! ;)

    I’m going through the same thing at may house and I don’t work from home!

  • Deb September 12, 2007, 4:06 pm

    my girls went to preschool for the first time today – wow, totally worth it. i REALLY enjoyed the peace and quiet – as i’m sure you did!

  • Kendra September 12, 2007, 5:38 pm

    love this site!

  • Jaime Stephens September 12, 2007, 6:27 pm

    2 things to say today:

    I was once told that its good to have a messy house as it means your kids are well taken care of :O)

    2nd thing…. I had a look at the dress on the website and your photography is awesome on the site, but seeing the dress on Georgia just adds a little bit extra to it. Have you considered using your kids as models for your site?

  • Karen M September 12, 2007, 8:56 pm

    The Joys of Motherhood! :)

  • Charlotte September 13, 2007, 12:38 pm

    Love the dress…too bad I have a boy. Acutally….

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